Cryptography, Computer Security, Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrencies, Game Theory, Distributed Computing
Professor Zikas joined the Department of Computer Science of Purdue University in 2021 where he leads the Purdue Blockchain lab (The PuB). The PuB is a sister lab to The Connection Lab, sharing its mission and collaborating closely with its leadership towards a common agenda, with focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) research. Zikas is also the Chief Scientist of Sunday Group, Inc. Prior to joining Purdue, Vassilis was an Associate Professor and Vice-Director of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh and research fellow and area leader for multi-party computation at IOHK, Inc. He has also held academic faculty, visiting, and senior researcher positions at RPI, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and ETH Zurich, and has been a Research Fellow of the Simons Institute, UC Berkeley.